With NPD reports in for December the entirety of 2014 can be analyzed and three sports games finished in the top ten of sales for the year. The three in question are regulars when rounding up the best-sellers annually.
Madden NFL 15 finished as the second biggest seller in 2014. Only Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was able to top it. NBA 2K15 finished the year in seventh place and FIFA 15 came through in ninth place.
It’s important to note that NPD only covers North America. NBA 2K and FIFA are far stronger properties than Madden overseas. FIFA has been the top selling game in the world for several years now, and more recently has shown impressive growth in the US. Its first appearance in the NPD top ten came in 2012. Madden finished the year strongest of the group, as it usually does, coming in third in December but NBA 2K15 still has six months ahead of it where it will continue to place among the best sellers.
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In a server-side update for Madden NFL 15 released earlier this month EA Sports claimed to have fixed a desync issue in head-to-head games within the mode. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case and the rate of desyncs only increased to the point that there was no reason even to continue playing in leagues until it was actually addressed.
Yesterday the company pushed out another server-side update that has locked to the “Camera Toggle” option to ON. So now it’s set to OFF in the settings it will be off against the CPU but not in any H2H games. Supposedly this will solve the majority of the desyncs that were taking place. While this may reduce the number of desyncs, and hopefully dramatically so, it probably won’t eliminate them completely. There have been desyncs in the past even when both players had the camera toggle turned on.
In early testing a handful of games have been completed without incident. That’s far too small a sample size to say anything definitively but it’s at least a good sign that it may be worth giving things another chance.
One complaint this has now caused relates to the d-pad being used for pre-snap adjustments. With camera toggle forced on users who prefer to have it off and utilize the “Strategy Pad” for those functions are no longer able to do so. No indication has been given whether a patch will fix the desyncs and allow people to have the toggle turned off if they so choose or if this has been deemed to be the long-term solution.
The roster update following week three of the season for Madden NFL 15 is now available to download on all systems. Check out complete details on all the changes found in this latest update by viewing the spreadsheet here.
Players on the rise include Calais Campbell (+1 to 97), Earl Thomas (+1 to 96), Kyle Williams (+1 to 96), Muhammad Wilkerson (+2 to 95), Julio Jones (+2 to 94), Tyron Smith (+2 to 94), Kam Chancellor (+1 to 93), Jason Hatcher (+1 to 91), Charles Woodson (+2 to 90), Martellus Bennett (+2 to 89), Le’Veon Bell (+3 to 88), Brandon Flowers (+2 to 88), Kenny Vaccaro (+2 to 87), Corey Graham (+2 to 86), Jon Ryan (+3 to 85), Aaron Williams (+3 to 84), Rashad Jennings (+2 to 84), Kyle Fuller (+4 to 82), Kirk Cousins (+3 to 81), Ryan Mundy (+3 to 81), Devin Hester (+2 to 78), John Brown (+3 to 76), and Austin Davis (+3 to 75). Continue reading Madden NFL 15 Roster Update #5 Details
Below are the Top 10 plays from the 2nd week (3 advances) of the TSG Madden 15 CF Season. The highlights were submitted by the players & voted upon/ranked by BoRaiders.
Episode 2 of The Sim Gamer Podcast with you host Jay Killa. In this episode Jay talks about his Dallas Cowboys, you find out that he records in a laundry room & he gives some insight to his Madden 15 scheme.
The roster update for Madden NFL 15 following week two of the season is out for all systems. Check out the complete spreadsheet of changes made in the latest roster update here.
Players getting a significant boost in the new update include Robert Quinn (+1 to 97), Dez Bryant (+1 to 95), Devin McCourty (+1 to 95), Jordy Nelson (+1 to 94), Jurrell Casey (+1 to 94), Jahri Evans (+2 to 93), Tom Brady (+1 to 93), Michael Bennett (+2 to 92), Philip Rivers (+1 to 92), DeMarco Murray (+1 to 91), Cam Newton (+1 to 90) Darren Sproles (+3 to 89), Chandler Jones (+3 to 89), Ryan Kerrigan (+3 to 89), Antonio Gates (+2 to 88), Jay Cutler (+2 to 87), Mike Daniels (+4 to 83), Tashaun Gipson (+4 to 83), Malcolm Jenkins (+3 to 80), Mario Addison (+5 to 78), and Niles Paul (+5 to 75). Continue reading Madden NFL 15 Roster Update #4 Details
You may remember a recent declaration from EA Sports that they had fixed a desync issue in Madden NFL 15’s Online Connected Franchise head-to-head games. Unfortunately that hasn’t turned out to be true at all. They’re still widespread and severely damaging the enjoyment and long-term potential of online leagues.
Suggestions on how to avoid a desync have ranged from making sure the two users have the same visual settings (tackle cone, kicking arc, ect) to locking into a single camera angle. Ultimately there doesn’t seem to be a common thread causing it. Maybe it happens more when the settings aren’t the same between both sides, but desnycs are happening when they are a match and sometimes don’t occur when they aren’t. I’ve played games through to completion with camera toggle on and switching back and forth between the various angles throughout, yet last night with all settings the same experienced a desync with under two minutes remaining. Continue reading Desyncs Continue to Plague H2H Games in Madden NFL 15 Online Franchise
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